About the Faculty of Clinical Examiners
The newly formed Faculty of Clinical Examiners (2018) consists
of Clinical Examination (CE) Committee members, and current
Clinical Examiners. The CE Committee are looking for new members to
join the Faculty of Clinical Examiners. Fellows from all
specialties from anywhere in Australia and New Zealand are
encouraged to apply. For more information on how to apply, visit Apply to the
Faculty of Clinical Examiners.
- Gain valuable CPD points - 12 points for the exam weekend (1
point per hour of examining) with a maximum of 30 per
- Opportunity to meet with colleagues from all over Australia and
- Involvement in the assessment of SET trainees, and of
prevocational doctors wishing to apply to SET training
- Invitation to attend the Examiner's Dinner; a nice occasion to
- Reimbursement of travel expenses incurred where travel is
About the Clinical Examination
The CE is a practical exam which tests candidates' clinical
application of the basic sciences as well as their technical and
non-technical competencies. The exam is an Objective Structured
Clinical Examination (OSCE) consisting of 16 five-minute stations.
Candidates are assessed as they undertake four instances of each of
four station types: physical examination, non-technical skills,
history taking and procedural skills.
Currently, this examination must be passed within the first two
years of active training and trainees are permitted a maximum of
four attempts. However, in June 2019 the CE will begin the
transition from within SET training to the prevocational space
(i.e. before SET selection). This will re-align the CE with the
Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) in the prevocational
space and allow it to be used as a prerequisite for SET selection
in the future.
An electronic tablet marking system (iPads) is used for marking
at all Clinical Examinations.
Clinical Examination dates and locations can be viewed here, and more
information on the Clinical Examination can be viewed here.
For additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org